Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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4.47/5 rDev +3%
Pours a translucent amber with an off-white head. Lots of lacing can be seen. Smells sweet, with licorice present. Very complex flavour, tastes primarily of apple cider and raisins to me, with a nice creaminess to top it all off. The alcohol also gives it a nice warming quality, making it ideal for the winter months. Carbonation is strong at first, but I found this became much more moderate after it had sat for a while. Highly drinkable, especially for an 8% beer.
12-18-2007 03:52:12 | More by Sushi
4.88/5 rDev +12.4%
500 ml bottle 2003 edition in an Aventinus Weizen glass.
A - This is a gorgous beer. Constant carbonation keeping the head going. Nice amber brown with sedement still floating around.
S - Sweet, fruity bliss. You can smell the wheat slightly under the massive fruit scents.
T - Oh My GOD! Can I post that? Immediately the carbonation hits the roof of your mouth and the sweet fruity flavor of the beer attacks your tongue. While it washes back to your throat for the swallow and finish your mouth won't allow you to stop, it wants more, keep it flowing. It's heavenly.
M - I don't know what to say that I haven't already. You finally pull it away and it stays, lingers, and tingles in your mouth. The sweet fruit slowly fades away.
D - Don't buy just one. Pick up a few. Age them if you can. In April of 2006 I did a sample of these from 1999, 2000 and 2001. Those I had aged for a couple of years after I bought them. They were amazing. The 2000 was my favorite. With age everything got more powerful and had more bite. The other thing I will suggest is to have the Aventinus glassware. I have had this in a snifter, pint glass and it's own Weizen glass and it's glass make all the difference.
Buy this beer. Buy a couple. Age some from multiple years.
12-12-2007 06:20:53 | More by jeffmonarch
4.05/5 rDev -6.7%
This beer pours a nice maroon color with a massive 3 finger head. The head on this brew takes quite a while to subside. The taste of this brew is cool. It has a lot of dark fruit flavors. Most notable is the raisin and plum. The smell as you can imagine is quite fragrent. Smells just like it taste. Dark fruits expand into a nice wheat taste. This brew is very drinkable.
Overall this is a great, cheap brew that everybody should enjoy. I'm glad I have some old Aventinus. Get this brew. Enjoy this brew.
12-12-2007 01:43:43 | More by iconoklaztor
4.5/5 rDev +3.7%
Week #2 of Bored at Work Beer Reviews.
Poured into a large, tulip-shaped Riedel glass.
This was actually my first drain-pour about 5 years. It was too big for me then. Couldn't stand it. Funny how things change over time...
First things first, this is a gorgeous beer. Large frothy just off-tan head. Great retention. Started out about 3 fingers and eventually faded to a nice covering of the beer. Eventually the head became a scale model picture of the Milky Way. Just swirls of miniature beer foam planets floating on top of my glass of beer. Very clear, light amber color.
Immediate huge nose of clove, anise, caramelized bananas. This is what fruitcake should smell like. A bit of smokeyness, fresh baked shortbread cookies.
The taste is just as complex. Malty clove induced bananas foster, minimal hops presence. Getting some grain (wheat, duh). Quite sweet, almost bubblegummy. Definitely not the drain pour it once was.
Nice full mouthfeel. Lingers nicely from sip to sip. Not overly carbonated. Very drinkable, even for 8.2%. Definitely one of my go to beers for the cooler months.
Damn, I wish I never poured that first one out...
12-11-2007 23:16:41 | More by Brewfan
4.58/5 rDev +5.5%
Pours hazy brown with slightly off-white to brown head.
Nose has some brown baked goods aromas with clove, spice, maybe citrus and fresh bread esters.
Palate has a beautiful, traditional weissbier fruit core in it with chocolate covered banana, clove, and a dessert spice on the end. Very creamy mouthfeel that is delectable.
Finish is long and hefe-weizen fruit like.
12-11-2007 05:04:24 | More by yemenmocha
4.22/5 rDev -2.8%
Appearance: Very dark brown beer with a ton of creamy head. Had to stop pouring to allow it to settle down. Head lasts for a few sips until it starts to disappear.
Smell: Sweet fruits, wheat, bananna, and a bit of clove are all present in the nose. Not a very powerful aroma though, have to get in close to get the scent.
Taste: Dark fruits and a bit of sweet cherry flavor as well. Additionally, you get a nice wheat flavor along with the clove that was present in the nose. Very nice flavor here.
Mouthfeel: Good thickness for the style. Flavor coats the mouth well and leaves a pleasant taste behind. Perhaps a bit too much carbonation, but just a bit.
Drinkability: Good smooth beer that hides its 8% ABV well. Very high drinkability here. Highly recommended.
12-10-2007 01:44:26 | More by hellcatsjg
4.38/5 rDev +0.9%
Holy crap, this stuff is GOOOD!
Murky, rusty brown brew without a finger of coarse off-white head that stuck around for a little while, but persisted in a thin layer throughout the drinking privelege/experience. The smell is ripe fruit, mild alcohol, a bit of yeast, ripe fruit, and ripe fruit. The flavor unfolds in the mouth in a delightful way, starting with the obvious ripe fruit up front, then opening up to subtle yeast notes, followed by the warmth of alcohol. The wheat provides a great balance to the other bold flavors in this wonderful beer. The mouthfeel is damned nice: pretty smooth, maybe just a touch over-carbonated, but still very nice. The yeasty residue in the mouth is great, and is complimented by the warmth of the alcohol. It's easy to drink, particularly for something so big and bold.
This from a an american beer drinker who grudgingly admits to being a hop-head.
BUY THIS BEER.
Gods bless my wife for grabbing me something I've seen a million times, but never picked up.
12-09-2007 04:06:46 | More by WonderfulSam
4.43/5 rDev +2.1%
pours dark reddish brown with a double-bock-esque smell. taste is phenomenal all around. spice, woody flavors and sweetness checked well by hop bitterness. and despite its thick mouth feel, it's completely refreshing. easily my favorite german beer.
12-05-2007 04:18:35 | More by boxofepilepsy
4.45/5 rDev +2.5%
I'm a big fan of the doppelbock and this fine brew doesn't disappoint. This is one of those beers that I see on the shelf but always end up reaching for something else but I grabbed it today.
Appearance: This beer poured a cloudy bronze with a vigorous three finger head. The head is soapy and quickly disappears with no lacing. Please pour it slowly as there is some yeast sediment is in the bottle.
Smell: Dark fruits, bready yeast and a mild banana jump into my nose. The smell is sweet and potent but in a wonderful way. There's a hint of mild caramel and some malt. It has the smell of a Belgian tripel.
Taste: The dark fruits of the smell follow into the taste. Sweet cherries and dates...pretty damn tasty! Mild yeast, though I'm struggling to taste the clovelike finish that the bottle pronounces. There is no hint of the 8.2% ABV though I am starting to feel it in my head. That's okay though.
Mouthfeel: Nice...just enough carbonation and viscosity to cover the tongue and accent the taste.
Drinkability: I had to double check the bottle because I didn't believe the ABV...it's barely in the taste but finds it's way to my head nicely. I'm drinking this one far faster than planned. I wish I had another bottle to split with a friend.
Overall: I would try this out if you've walked past it. Awesome smell and flavor...enjoy this one with one with a calzone. The yeast and sweetness works well with the dough and spicy pepperoni!
12-05-2007 03:43:09 | More by JRS
4.83/5 rDev +11.3%
Pured this one into my Aventinus glass, unskillfully producing an enormous amount of a foamy/airy head. It quickly drops down, revealing a beautiful mahogany brew, with a light tan head that is now creamy, leaves a nice lacing and keeps a collar for a very long time. Small pieces of what I hope are yeasts drop slowly to the bottom.
Aroma is tamed, but quite nice; dark fruits, clove, other spices, and even some chocolate.
Creamy and velvety on the mouth, medium to full bodied with little carbonation adding to the velvety feel, it delicate yet bold, spiced up front, evolving into a sweetish chocolate, turning into dark fruits, and then clove, matching the aroma perfectly.
At this ABV is ridiculously easy to take down. First time I review, but my third or fourth, on my way to many more. Exquisite!
Had one bottled in 2001, served in 2010. Aged three years in their caves, longer in my cellar.
The aroma improves remarkably, with a lot of sherry and chocolate notes. Taste seems a bit sweeter, but mouthfeel for some reason feels slightly watered down. Impressive after 9 years.
12-04-2007 23:41:02 | More by brdc
4.72/5 rDev +8.8%
I poured a 500 ml capped bottle into a traditional hefe wiezen glass.
A: It poured a murky, cloudy brown body. A moderately aggressive pour generated a massive three finger dark caramel head. The head lingered for a time then receded to a light cover over the liquid. It supported a thick curtain of lacing that did not last very long into the xperience.
S: It had the strong aroma of yeast from the dough of a dark nutty bread and sweet medium roast malts. The sweet aromas were complex and included brown sugar, ripe dark fruits and rich cream maple syrup.
T: It is a smooth and creamy malty brew that has a nice even but pronounced sweetness that coats the mouth. There is no bite to this brew, its all about the balance of malts and yeasts. Its sweetness is not overpowering at all...just a nice balanced bundle of joy.
M: It is a creamy and full bodied brew that is deceptively light on the palate. Its sweet without being syrupy, has a balanced carbonation and strong enough ABV to clean the palate but sufficiently hidden to provide a nice warm glow that lingers long after the swig is gone.
D: It is a wonder of balance...sweet but not too much so, hidden but high ABV, and nice even carbonation. It is full bodied by light on the palate. A wonderful drink that I could drink several of in a session.
Comment: I am becoming a real fan of Weizenbock...and this is the head of the class (so far).
11-26-2007 01:07:38 | More by dnichols
4.43/5 rDev +2.1%
Exceptional looks! Muddy/cloudy brown. HUGE head. Head even formed IN the remnants in the bottle.
Smells a little of pine hops, carmel candy, and yiest.
Tastes as it smells. Wonderfull old style wheat beer. Everything I dream of in this style. A sweet cloudy big head wiezen!
11-21-2007 06:04:51 | More by Trueant1
4.33/5 rDev -0.2%
Pours a muddy cider colour with a big white head that dies quick with no lacing. Smells much like apples, some dark fruit, and spicy clove. Taste as it smells with a nice hybrid of flavors going on. Very mild and somewhat creamy in the mouth. Very drinkable with no ABV noticeable.
11-20-2007 06:01:47 | More by franksnbeans
4.5/5 rDev +3.7%
Found this in a beer store in Orange County, NY. What a fantastic beer!
Appearance: Beautiful slightly cloudy blood amber color. A respectable off white/vanilla colored head that dissipates rather quickly.
Smell: Carmel and malt with a light smell of fruit. Overall the smell is light but very good.
Taste: a subdued hop bite. Malt and coffee and cola--the carbonation gives it an almost soda-like quality, in a good way. 8.2% alcohol is barely perceptible until you feel the warmth come up from your belly.
Mouthfeel: Carbonation tickle nicely complements the hop sizzle. Smooth, slightly creamy.
Drinkability: Excellent for a normal beer, outstanding for an 8.2% alcohol beer. So easy to drink that, if you have a high alcohol tolerance, this might be a decent session beer.
11-20-2007 03:44:02 | More by sbe1
4.18/5 rDev -3.7%
Mmmmm, nice to finally compare the draft version to the bottle. This one poured with a lighter head and heavy haziness. Aroma wasn't as pronounced. Definitely sweeter at first then changing to a tartness that blends with the sweetness towards the end. Fun to experience the changing sweet to tart to blend of flavors.
11-18-2007 22:23:22 | More by drpimento
3.28/5 rDev -24.4%
A: Cloudy caramel colored - pretty opaque. Nice 2-finger off-white head. Good retention and decent lacing.
S: Caramel, raisins, berries, lots of fruitiness. Very dessert-like smell.
T: Alcohol and raisins are dominant, followed by more alcohol after swallowing. There is a fermented fruit sweetness behind all the flavors. It's alright, but not great.
M: Medium-bodied and perfectly carbonated. Sweetness makes the mouth feel unclean though - a bit like sugary soda does.
D: Drinkable, but too cloying to enjoy in large amounts. Probably won't drink again.
11-18-2007 21:10:00 | More by ralree
4.38/5 rDev +0.9%
Positively outstanding in flavor, this beer is an unusual amalgam of wheat and dopplebock rife with complexity. When I first saw it, I was concerned that the diverse malts and styles would tug the beer in opposite directions. Not so. The smooth texture and rich, fruity, caramel flavors adhere very nicely, allowing the fruity caramel of the dopplebock to interact well with the wheat hop side. Two great tastes that taste great together! The presentation is sterling, with three full fingers of frothy goodness resting atop a slightly cloudy walnut brown body. The scents and flavors are rich and variegated, with berries, caramel, a little coffee and chocolate, and a hint of bananas combining with good wheat hops. There is a slightly syrupy taste that arrives in the middle, but the dense flavoring outweighs that.
Really worth trying, and a surprisingly pleasant admixture of styles that work well.
11-18-2007 00:56:45 | More by Gehrig
4.8/5 rDev +10.6%
A: Beautifully dark and hazy with a thunderous off white head.
S: So yeasty and full of malts. Traces of clove and pear, banana phenols roasted wheat malts.
T: Pear and solid roasted wheat malts. Traces of dark fruit and bread and nuts with no indication of its ABV. A very delicious meal in a glass.
M: Crisp carbonation that leaves the mouth clean with a tart sweetness and lingering warmth from the alcohol.
D: So smooth and satisfying and full of complexity. This is art, no, ancient magic in a glass. A beautiful beer.
11-14-2007 22:00:01 | More by JArami
4.68/5 rDev +7.8%
Um... this is so much better out of the bottle versus the tap version I had in the spring at Blind Tiger. I'm really glad I didn't write the review that night -- something told me to wait.
Pours a dark red-brown, cloudy from all the yeast, big off-white head that faded quickly with little lacing. Heavy raisiny malts in the nose with some funky yeast spice and fruity wheat tartness (like sour bananas). Don't know that I've ever smelled a beer quite like it (well, this might be the only weizenbock I've ever tried). Tastes so good -- I'm getting roasted malts (chocolate, coffee, roasted nuts), that tart wheat flavor, the spicy phenols, the stewed fruits, and the warming alcohol. Big mouthfeel -- sticky and syrupy, but that feels right, and it finishes decently dry for the size of the body. I could sip this every night for the rest of my life. I need to invest in a case.
11-14-2007 09:32:37 | More by jbsteiny
4.38/5 rDev +0.9%
.5 litre bottle, served in a pilsner glass, because I don't have a Aventinus glass :-(
A - cloudy, brown color with a big fluffy tan head that settles to a layer, leaving good lacing on the glass.
S - sweet complex blend of spices, fruits and yeast in the aroma.
T - flavor is also very complex, slight bitterness on the finish.
M - medium bodied, not heavy at all, light carbonation feel.
D - a good brew to drink slow and savour.
Final Note: I have to get one of those Aventinus glasses!
11-11-2007 20:22:57 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
4.47/5 rDev +3%
Pours a dark brown with a slight orange tint. Biggish head that recedes rather quickly. General banana/clove smell of german wheat beers, with a significant extra something spicy. The taste never fails to baffle me with its complexity and deliciousness. Very malty and sweet for sure, but what it is that makes it so amazing, I do not know. Is there some black cherry in there? Maybe some toffee..Moderate to high carbination. Hops help to balance with a bit of bitterness but no noticable hop flavor, which doesn't take away from it at all. You would guess it had an above average abv based on the thickness alone, but its so tasty that it doesn't take away from the drinkability. I'm just thankful that one of the best german beers is one of the easiest to find as well.
11-10-2007 22:08:38 | More by redmagik99
4.6/5 rDev +6%
A: From the moment the liquid hit the glass, a noisy head began to rise, that was actually larger than I had expected from a four year old beer. Eventually, the off-white bubbles settled down to a mere whisp on top. When held to light, the beer itself displayed a transparent, Brazilian cherry wood brown, hints of garnet present giving it a rather unique appearance.
S: Lots of clove and spice in the nose, with the phenolic bubblegum and banana notes playing a more subdued role. The scent of alcohol is a lot more assertive than I recall when drinking it fresh. The bouquet piques my interest as to how the beer has aged and hints at what flavors have come forth over time.
T: Definitely a lot more of the spiciness and clove features on the palate, while, as the bouquet indicated, the alcohol was also more pronounced. However, it wasn't overbearing, but rather complemented the spicy notes and crescendoed toward the finish. Aftertaste is a residue of malt and somewhat of an echo of spice, hard to explain, but it comes back in a faint way after the peppery finish has subsided.
M: Due to the aging, the mouthfeel has lost its crisper edge of course, but this is not such a bad thing. Any weizen normally will have a rather light body and thin quality to its texture, and this one is merely a more relaxed version of the original. Carbonation is still more than I had expected from the head formation.
D: Quite drinkable, as much as it ever was, but flavors drop off a bit, which is to be expected. On a side note, swirling the yeast at the bottom and adding just a bit brought out some more phenolic character that was rather interesting. Overall, I found this aged version to be enjoyable, but it may have been even better after only a year or so, rather than four. Still, an interesting experiment with tasty results.
11-09-2007 23:12:23 | More by CharlieMopps
4.72/5 rDev +8.8%
Great beer. Was poured a sample from draft on the recommendation of the bartender (I asked for something bold and/or extreme).
Poured a light caramel color with a big foamy head. One sip and I was blown away. The big head gives way to a blast of banana aroma and flavor. The fruitiness is complemented by a distinctive toffee/caramel sweetness. This beer melts in your mouth. The finish is sweet with a trace of alcohol, just enough to let you know you're drinking a beer and not a dessert from iron chef.
11-08-2007 13:41:49 | More by smurphy77
4/5 rDev -7.8%
A- Pours an attractive hazy copper with a nice off-white head. The head mostly dissipates but about a quarter inch sticks around for the duration.
S- Most prominent are the banana and clove aromas that are typical for the style. Bready malt lies underneath, which indeed gives this beer a banana bread-like smell. As the beer warms, more aromas come into play, such as caramel and an unmistakable wheat twang. Quite a lot going on in the aroma.
T- More banana and clove along with a nice malt backing. Some chocolate joins the other flavors, adding some nice complexity. A touch of earthy hop bitterness appears at the finish.
M- Decent medium body, not overly carbonated. Smooth and kind of creamy.
D- This is a fairly rich beer and is kind of high in alcohol, so I think I'll have to stop at one.
What can I say, it's a classic. Although the style is not my favorite, I can appreciate a good beer when I taste one, and this is a good beer. It's even a favorite of one of my macro-drinking friends. You really can't go wrong with Aventinus. Recommended to all, but especially fans of strong wheat beers.
11-05-2007 03:13:24 | More by vtfan77
4.2/5 rDev -3.2%
A - Cloudy Garnet/Brown
S - Fruity and Spicy.
T - First sip, the wheat and fruit comr through strongly, followed by the alcohol. Its very pleasant.
M - Lightly carbonated, not overly done.
D - Great Beer. This was my first weizenbock and I was not disappointed. I happily enjoyed a 2nd.
11-04-2007 20:01:54 | More by RocPorterFanatic
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
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